Best Bets • 04.22.16

Posted on 21 Apr 2016 at 11:10pm

Friday 04.22 — Sunday 05.22

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It’s time you start defying gravity: ‘Wicked’ returns for a month!

Chances are you heard that Stephen Schwartz, the composer of the megaton musical Wicked, pulled the national tour from performing in North Carolina as a result of that state’s anti-gay, transphobic legislation. Who says are and politics don’t go together? But that’s just one reason to show your support for the show, with settled in for a month-long run at Fair Park, courtesy of Dallas Summer Musicals. There’s also the grand spectacle, the thrilling songs, the touching story. If you’re not already a friend of Dorothy, this will make you one.

DEETS:
Fair Park Music Hall
901 First Ave.
Through May 22
DallasSummerMusicals.org

Friday 04.22 — Sunday 04.24

Film-Fest

USAFF, DIFF wrap up this weekend

Two of Dallas’ biggest film festivals — the USA Film Festival and the Dallas International Film Festival — are going on simultaneously right now through Sunday,  and even if you have missed some of the screenings all ready, there’s still time to catch up. And since both are centered at the Angelika Film Center, you don’t even have to go far to enjoy them both.

DEETS:
Angelika Film Center Mockingbird Station
5307 E. Mockingbird Lane
For schedules, visit USAFilmFestival.com and DIFF2016.dallasfilm.org.

Saturday 04.23

Joe-Posa

Joan Rivers reincarnated (sorta)

The death two years ago of Joan Rivers has left a queer hole in our collective comedy, and Joe Posa loves to fill holes. The dragtastic comedy performs his tribute show to the hilariously inappropriate queen or standup with a one-night-only show.
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DEETS:
The Brick
2525 Wycliffe Ave.
7 p.m.
brickdallas.com

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition April 22, 2016.

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